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'I heard angels': Henson details how she fell for her fiance

'I heard angels': Henson details how she fell for her fiance

Taraji P. Henson's fiance "surprised the heck out of everybody" with his romantic proposal!

The Empire star shared news Monday that her boyfriend, former National Football League star Kelvin Hayen, proposed to her on Mother's Day. She wrote, "I said yes y'all!" "He started with the Cartier love bracelet but that was my Mother's Day gift and then he dropped to his knee and I nearly passed out!" she captioned a shot of her new bling.

Henson, 47 and Hayden, 34 were first spotted together in 2015 but the actress officially confirmed their romance last December. "That surprised me. He just did it", Henson said Monday as she attended an annual event where Fox promotes its new TV lineup to advertisers. "I knew, I just didn't know when he was going to pop the question", she smiled.

"I go back there and I go, '[Their friend] Ronald's not into violins, what's going on here?'" she laughed. "And as I'm putting the dots together, I turn around, he's on his knee and then the river of tears just started and my lashes ended up on the floor".




She has a son, Marcel, from a previous relationship. "It's not too big".

"I think he was trying to wait, and he couldn't wait, 'cause he had the ring, and I guess it was burning a hole in his pocket", Henson shared. "I'm making an attempt to only get pleasure from being blissfully engaged for a minute".

"I remember him grabbing me one night and he was like, 'Woman, you sure you want to get married?' And I was like, 'Why do you keep asking me the same question? It's just ideal. He did great".

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